Benito Condemi de Felice
This graduate thesis investigates the problem of computer tools for people working remotely. Though it is now easy to send files and e-mail via the Internet, it is not easy to keep track of the material, ideas and messages of a shared design project. Applications do exist but typically they produce lists of files, very different from the wallboards that many designers working together in one place use for keeping track of the project. The report related to this thesis describes various approaches to remote working and the visualization of documents and a proposal for an application that overcomes some of the problems. This application, WallStation, takes the metaphor of the pinboard, using representations of pictures and documents which can be grouped visually and viewed by members of the team wherever they happen to be.